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Mercedes Benz India plans to locally assemble S-Class engines for cars to be retailed in India.  The decision goes a long way in reducing the duty on the S-Class, after the government hiked duties on pre-assembled parts to 30 per cent from 10 per cent.  As the engine forms at least 15 per cent of the car’s cost, Mercedes claims that they have been incurring loss of nearly Rs 10 lakh for every S-Class sold. Also Read - India to be Under Lockdown For 21 Days, Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Spike to 536

The S –Class with locally assembled engines will be available in next four to five months. The engines for C-Class and E-Class are already assembled in India are by Force Motors Ltd, which will now also assemble S-Class engines.  Also Read - COVID-19 LIVE: Next 3-4 Weeks Are Crucial, PM Modi Tells State CMs | Top Developments